NCAA Game Summary - Northern Illinois at Washington
(Saturday, December 22)
Final Score: Washington 67, Northern Illinois 57
Seattle, WA (Sports Network) - C.J. Wilcox led the way with 22 points as the Washington Huskies downed the Northern Illinois Huskies, 67-57, in a non- conference duel at Alaska Airlines Arena.
For Washington (8-4), Aziz N'Diaye posted a double-double with 13 points and 12 rebounds, while Abdul Gaddy added 12 points.
Abdel Nader led NIU (2-9) with 18 points, while Kevin Gray chipped in with 10 points.
Washington opened the contest shooting just 32.3 percent from the field, but they were able to connect on 5-of-12 from beyond the three-point arc and also outscore NIU 11-2 from the free-throw to take a 36-25 lead into intermission. NIU made 44 percent of their field goal tries in the first half, but only shot 1-of-3 from three-point range.
In the second half, Washington continued to struggle from the field, shooting only 30.8 percent from the field. They again had the advantage on the charity stripe, with an 11-6 scoring advantage from the free-throw line in the second half. NIU managed just 35.5 percent from the field and could not make up their first half deficit as Washington was able to snag the victory.
Washington dominated on the boards, outrebounding NIU 42-30. The NIU bench outscored their Washington counterparts, 26-7.
12/22 21:32:54 ET